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Elisha Dorsey

Male Abt 1743 - 1802  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Elisha Dorsey 
    Born Abt 1743  Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1802  Dorsey's Plains, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1605  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father Benjamin Dorsey,   b. Abt 1713, All Hallow's Par, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Jul 1749, Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Sophia Howard,   b. 1726, Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1788, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F575  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Slade,   b. Abt 1747,   d. 1782, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1768  St. John/St. Geo, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Dorsey,   b. Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elisha Dorsey
     3. Mary Dorsey
     4. Cassandra Dorsey
     5. Nicholas Slade Dorsey
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From: Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army of the Revolution, by FRANCIS B. HEITMAN, The Rare Book Shop Publiehing Company, Inc., 1914
      page 201:
      Dorsey, Ely (Md). Lieutenant of Watkins Independent Maryland Company, 14th January 1776; 1st Lieutenant 3d October, 14, Captain 2d Maryland,
      10th December, 1776; taken prisoner at Staten Island, 22d August, 1777; was a prisoner on parole but never rejoined regiment.

      "ANNE ARUNDEL GENTRY--DORSEY FAMILY" by Harry Wright Newman
      "Elisha Dorsey, son and heir of Benjamin and Sophia Dorsey, was born
      in Anne Arundel County, but spent the greater part of his life in
      Baltimore County..At a meeting of freeholders...who met at the courthouse
      at the advent of the Revolution to select committees for the purpose
      of carrying into effect the non-intercourse resolutions of the
      Continental Congress, Elisha Dorsey was elected to represent North
      Hundred of Baltimore County(Scharf's Hist. of Balto., p. 70)." "In 1779
      Elisha Dorsey was listed as a non-juror, having refused or neglected
      to subscribe to the Oath of Allegiance to State of MD. (Minutes of
      Court, 1772-81, folio 310, Hall of Records). In 1783 he was a taxable
      in North Hundred of Baltimore County In 1790 he was the head of a family
      with 3 males over 16, including self, one male under 16, three females
      and two slaves. Letters of administration were issued to his son,
      William, on Sep. 15, 1802...inventory of personalty was filed Oct. 15,
      1802, showing appraisement of $928.00 and two mulatto slaves. (Balt.
      County Inventories, Liber 20, folio 327)
      "THE DORSEY FAMILY" by Maxwell Dorsey and Jean Muir Dorsey, 1947.
      "Elisha Dorsey born c. 1743, m. Mary Slade Dec. 15, 1768 (St. Jn. and
      St. Geo.)d. 1782. In 1772 Elisha Dorsey of Baltimore County bought from
      Thomas Marshall, 123 acres called Climna Lina. He also owned land
      called Dorsey's Plains. On Jan 21, 1771, Elisha Dorsey, son and heir
      of Benjamin Dorsey of Anne Arundel County, deceased, and Sophia Talbot,
      his mother...sold Talbott's Last Shift..." "Elisha Dorsey was
      appointed first Lieutenant of Capt. Christopher Owing's Company in
      Soldier's Delight Battalion, Baltimore County, on Sep. 11, 1777. (Arch.
      of MD, XVI, p. 369)" "Elisha Dorsey died in 1801/2 intestate. His
      estate was appraised on Oct. 16, 1802. His son William served as
      administrator."